Tag: Tyre retail

Quick Lane adds Bracknell location

Quick Lane adds Bracknell location

2nd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Only a few weeks after opening its Prestwich branch, Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has announced it will open a further location in Bracknell. The 7,257 square foot facility opens on 9 September 2019 and becomes the third franchised Quick Lane site in the UK. It will be followed by a fourth location in Colchester later this year.

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SimpleTire the fastest-growing automotive company in US

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based tyre e-tailer SimpleTire has been named the fastest-growing automotive company in America by Inc. Magazine. A recent SimpleTire innovation was how it expanded its installation programme so consumers can receive a “white glove” installation at a flat rate.

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Apollo Tyres opens first truck tyre centre in Thailand

Apollo Tyres opens first truck tyre centre in Thailand

23rd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres has extended its Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) fleet service concept to Thailand. The first ATTZ outlet, a collaboration between Apollo and local partner Ten Ten Auto Tyres has opened in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province and is equipped to provide a range of services such as wheel alignment for trucks and cars, tyre changing and wheel balancing.

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VW and Daimler back heycar used car online marketplace

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A new online marketplace for used cars launches in the UK today (15 August). heycar.co.uk is on a mission to bring greater trust and transparency to one of the UK economy’s largest retail sectors. The brand will do this by creating a superior user experience for consumers and dealers, launching with an inventory of over 100,000 listed vehicles from nearly 50 brands across 1,400 dealerships.

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Used car market declines as consumers delay purchases

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

“The decline of -2.8 per cent in used car transactions in the second quarter of 2019 was anticipated due to a number of factors that affected the sector over the past months, but the market remains at high levels”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK commenting on the latest SMMT used car figures.

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Tire Pros adds 7 branches in USA

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In the USA, Tire Pros, a subsidiary of large wholesale operation American Tire Distributors (ATD), has added seven new branches in California, Alabama, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.

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TyreSafe launches van tyre safety campaign

TyreSafe launches van tyre safety campaign

22nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe launched a new van tyre safety campaign at its annual briefing at St George’s Park, home of the National Football Centre, on Thursday 18 July.

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Autocar partners with Summit for tyre buying site

Autocar partners with Summit for tyre buying site

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Summit and Autocar have partnered to create a tyre-buying website. The website (www.autocar.co.uk/tyres) promises to deliver “excellent value, quality of service and consumer choice to UK motorists”.

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TrustFord invests in Quick Lane tyre retail franchise

TrustFord invests in Quick Lane tyre retail franchise

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened a new location in Prestwich following significant investment in the franchise from TrustFord. Could this signal a move further towards tyre retail on the part of Ford?

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Ex-Bridgestone Helton to lead TBC’s Midas

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Midas, which has more than 2,100 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas auto shops in 14 countries (including 1,200 in the US and Canada), recently promoted Will Helton to vice president and general manager. Helton joined Midas two years ago from Bridgestone. Prior to the promotion he was division vice president of the Central US and Canada Regions at Midas. At Bridgestone Helton was Region Manager which was the culmination of 16 years with Bridgestone.

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Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has “significantly expanded” its ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting operation and is executing plans for “further development in 2019 and beyond”. Kwik Fit launched ‘Mobile7’ inside the M25 in 2016 and has subsequently expanded the service into other regions across the UK. According to the company, ‘Mobile7’ is Kwik Fit’s response to delivering both increased tyre replacement capacity and flexibility. Kwik Fit ‘Mobile7’ runs in addition to the company’s 600-odd bricks and mortar retail units.

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Kerr’s Tyres & Auto creates 20 new jobs in £2.5 million investment

Kerr’s Tyres & Auto creates 20 new jobs in £2.5 million investment

5th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Kerr’s Tyres & Auto is investing£2.5 million in a new company HQ, featuring a distribution centre and retail centres. According to the company, the expansion project will create 20 jobs, bringing the total number of employees in the company to over 100.

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Kwik Fit Italy hits 51 branches

Kwik Fit Italy hits 51 branches

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has grown into the fourth largest branded tyre retail network in Italy just three years after the chain got underway in Italy. 51 centres now operate under the Kwik Fit brand across the country, with the network most recently adding a well-established operator in San Marino.

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FinTyre completes Rs Exclusivreifengrosshandel and Tyrexpert Reifen + Autoservice acquisition

10th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the announcement made on 28 December 2018, on 10 May 2019, European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of German tyre firms Rs ExclusivReifengrosshandel GmbH and Tyrexpert Reifen+Autoservice GmbH.

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Growth and stability amongst leading UK tyre retailers

Growth and stability amongst leading UK tyre retailers

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

6 - 10 stability, but battle for ninth position Outside of the top five, there is a certain degree of stability amongst the remaining five companies. Those in sixth, seventh and eighth position (McConechy’s, The Tyre Group and Lodge) appear to have remained stable in terms of branch count, with 61, 58 and 40 branches respectively. However, it is worth considering all this in the context of ULM Services Ltd the fleet-orientated cooperation Universal, Lodge and McConechy’s set up during 2017. Put those three partners together and we have 119 branches and another strong contender for fifth position on the table.

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